Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Natural World - Thematic Photograpy

As I'm in Michigan it seemed right to me to post some photos taken there even if they are from previous visits.

Traverse City Harbour
OK, I'll admit that man has changed the view a bit as he has also in the next shot.

Lake Michigan from the Mountain Dew golf course
This shot was taken from an elevated tee on the golf course at the Homestead, Michigan's fresh water resort. That island on the horizon is South Manitou  which in the Ojibwe Indian legend of the sleeping bear is one of the two cubs of Mishe Mokwa. Mishe Mokwa and her two cubs tried to swim the Lake to escape a fire. The cubs did not make and drowned. The great spirit Manitou formed the two islands North and South Manitou as the cubs' resting places. Meanwhile Mishe Mokwa became the sleeping bear dunes on the Lake Michigan shore - where she had waited for her cubs in vain..

Meanwhile nearer home it was foggy on the island of Tresco in the Scilly Isles.

Tresco - 2008
Also in Tresco near the Island Hotel we could see a pile of rocks - not put there by man.

These reminded me of a rocky place in Yorkshire.

Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire
(photo by Penny Mayes - CC A-S A 2.0 generic license)
If that leaves you between a rock and a hard place I can only suggest you take a look at some more of the natural world at Carmi's thematic-photographic-198


Jo said...

I have never heard of Brimham Rocks before, but what a fantastic piece of nature. All the pictures are enjoyable and so was the story of the three bears. Sad.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fine pictures and a story to match, Bob.

P.S. You didn't leave a link at Carmi's, but I used my internet detective skills.


Bob Scotney said...

Oops! I'll put the link up. Thanks for the comment and telling me.

Aunt Snow said...

Those Brimham rocks - is that for real? Amazing!!

I love the color in your top photo. It's just meltingly beautiful.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Thats' a rather bizarre Yorkshirian rock formation. I've looked it up in Wikipedia because I couldn't believe it.

Christine H. said...

Or planes may have passed each other as you were on your way to the US and I was on my way to the U.K.

I saw many beautiful things in Yorkshire, but no rocks like the one pictured.

Karen S. said...

So very cool, of course I really enjoy the Michigan shots...then all of a sudden you slipped away from good old Michigan! They are lovely natural world photos!

Stephen Tremp said...

Hey Bob, I'm glad I stopped by today. My parents have a boat docked in Suttons Bay. I've been up there with them and can;t believe how the area has changed. Its far more developed and there's an amazing golf course too. What a great place!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. great photos of Michigan - glad you're having a good time. I love rock formations .. so many in Cornwall and Southern Africa - I'd never heard of Brimham Rocks either .. and the Scilly Isles I have yet to visit - but that mist looks familiar ...?! Cheers Hilary

Gilly said...

Those rock shots are great! As to them being real - you should never doubt an Englishman!!!

Little Nell said...

Lovely views. We didn’t get to Traverse. We visited Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti (where our niece lives).Whereabouts in MI are you Bob? I’ve been to Tresco too; it’s so picturesque.

Max Sartin said...

Whoa, those Brimham Rocks look like they're defying gravity. Great set of pictures.

Bob Scotney said...

@Little Nell - we are just outside the village of Oxford, North of Detroit; Oxford claims to be the sister city to Oxford, England!

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful pics! :)

Titanium said...

My grandparents lived in Traverse City for many years; I recognize some of these views, just from memory of their long-ago photos.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane... these are great!

Alexia said...

ohh I like your rocks better than mine! Great selection, Bob.

Vicki said...

Water and rocks always make for such great nature shots. It's wonderful how you can go back to the same place and never have 2 shots that are exactly the same.
I especially like the shot with the fog.
Thanks for sharing!

Carmi Levy said...

Those rocks are insane! In a good way, of course!

Your Michigan pics remind me that I've been spending entirely too much time in the wrong part of Michigan - namely, Detroit. Time to head out to see the rest of this lovely state!

Vicki said...

Good morning Bob!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. That woodpecker is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker, even thought, when you look it up the description says nothing about a "red belly".
Go figure!
Have a great week-end.